Not-so-Fat Tuesday

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We’re celebrating the last day of Mardi Gras with a classic New Orleans dish, Jambalaya.

Jambalaya is traditionally made with rice and heavy in carbs, but if you’re looking to watch those calories on this Fat Tuesday try our recipe featuring, you guessed it, cauliflower!

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Lightened up Jambalaya

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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, preferably salt-free, divided
  • 1 bag (16-ounce) cauliflower “rice” or “pearls” –OR– 1 large head cauliflower, grated
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
  • 4 links Andouille sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 can (15-ounce) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 ounces large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh scallions, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken breasts on a nonstick baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season evenly with salt, pepper and 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning. Bake for 22 – 25 minutes or until cooked through to 165 degrees.
  2. Place cauliflower on a nonstick baking sheet (or line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper). Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt, black pepper and 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Toss so that seasonings are evenly distributed. Roast for 10 minutes alongside the chicken.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, reduce heat to medium and cook 4 – 5 minutes. Add the celery and red bell pepper and continue cooking another 7 – 8 minutes or until very soft. Keep heat at medium.
  4. Add the garlic, paprika, Andouille sausage and cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and shrimp and cook, stirring often until shrimp is cooked.
  5. Cut the chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Add to pan along with cauliflower and heat through. Adjust seasonings and add Tabasco sauce to taste.
  6. Add half the scallions. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with remaining scallions.

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